- THE OLIVETAN GRADUAL Italy, Lombardy [Santa Maria di Baggio?], c. 1430s f. 9v, Olivetan monk with an aspergillum, before kneeling Olivetan monks, in white hooded habits. (detail)
- MASTER OF FRANÇOIS DE ROHAN France, Paris, c. 1540-1546 Leaf from a Book of Hours: Bathsheba Bathing
- THE ROMANCE OF TROY, Southern Netherlands, probably Brussels, c. 1450-1460 f. 69v, Achilles and Ajax playing chess in a tent (detail)
Leading expert in Medieval and Renaissance manuscript illumination, Les Enluminures offers for sale original illuminated manuscripts, books of hours, miniatures and works of art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. To hold and to turn the pages of a manuscript is to touch hands directly with medieval Europe.
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Every medieval manuscript was made and decorated by hand for a particular purpose at a certain moment in history. The online site run by Les Enluminures and dedicated to the description and sale of text manuscripts www.textmanuscripts.com offers the largest and most wide-ranging inventory of text manuscripts currently on the market.